On Thursday, Nov. 17, from 1 to 5 p.m., members of the Akron Area Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) will donate their time and expertise to local nonprofit agencies for free during their eighth annual Pro Bono Day.
The event will take place at the Akron-Summit Public Library at 60 S. Main St. in downtown Akron. Nonprofit organizations need to pre-register, as one-hour time slots fill up quickly.
Services offered to nonprofits range from strategic public relations, communications and marketing guidance to advice on specific projects as diverse as brochures and website development to social networking strategy and media relations.
Pro Bono Day event chair Wendy Turrell said, “Many of the nonprofits we have helped in the past were in start-up stage or would otherwise not have been able to afford this level of professional expertise. Our Akron PRSA volunteers really enjoy being able to give back to their community in this way.”
Members of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) from area student chapters will collaborate with the Akron Area PRSA to assist with Pro Bono Day. Members of the student organization help with pre-publicity, social media coverage and on-site event coordination.
Nonprofit organizations interested in signing up for Pro Bono Day or learning more about it should contact event chair Wendy Turrell at [email protected] or visit the PRSA website at www.akronprsa.org.
The Akron Area PRSA Chapter is a professional public relations organization with over 100 members in business and industry, counseling firms, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations located throughout Northeast Ohio. It is affiliated with the Public Relations Society of America, an international organization with more than 20,000 members and 117 Chapters nationwide.